Meet the team

Joseph Berg

Owner & Managing Principal

Joe Berg has thirty years of industry experience. With an emphasis on customer service and claims risk reduction in the fully-insured and self-funded markets, Joe leads the client strategy and compliance segments of our work. Through his knowledge and many carrier relationships, Joe achieves great results in the renewal process for fully-insured and self-funded stop loss products. A dedicated family man he is excited to work along-side his son, Ryan to make Berg Benefits the best benefits solution company in the Pacific Northwest.

Ryan Berg, CPA

Executive Benefits Advisor

Ryan Berg joined Berg Benefits in January, 2018. Since then his favorite part of being in the insurance industry has been leveraging his CPA background to develop innovative strategies to help clients. Ryan is a certified CPA, and holds a NAHU Advance Self-Funding Certification. In his free time Ryan enjoys many outdoor activities including snowboarding, golfing and sailing. When not in the office he spends his time at home with his wife Monica, and their daughters Amarah and Roxanna.

Mary Best

Senior Benefits Advisor

Mary's 17 years of experience in the insurance industry helps cultivate Berg Benefits' reputation of having skilled and knowledgeable benefits advisors. Starting in 2003, Mary has had the opportunity to serve many clients and loves helping employees solve insurance-related issues through creative solutions that save money while still offering great benefits. Mary and her husband, Brad, enjoy spending their free time with their three grandchildren, and one VERY spoiled Scottish Terrier. Watch out on game day, as they are devoted "Hawks" fans, and never miss an opportunity to watch a game as a family.

Bobbie Clark

Senior Benefits Advisor

Bobbie joined the Berg Benefits team in August 2021 and has been in the insurance industry since 1998. She enjoys finding cost-effective benefits solutions for clients, and supporting their employees in navigating their coverage needs. Her passion of advocating for client’s needs makes her a valuable part of the Berg Benefits team. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her partner Tom and two “fur-babies” Sophie and Jack. She also enjoys gardening, cooking, and an excellent glass of red wine.

Robin Marcello

Medicare Specialist & Benefits Advisor

Robin's career began in human resources, and her talent for helping and managing people guided her to join the Berg Benefits team in 2018. Her background in HR, and certifications in project management give her a unique perspective where she can relate on a peer level with clients, and help them navigate the (sometimes) complicated benefits process. Robin currently supports Berg Benefits out of the Red Quote office in Gig Harbor as a licensed Life & Disability Account Manager. As a Pacific Northwest native, Robin and her husband Gary love everything about the Puget Sound with boating being their primary summer activity.

Tim Poe

Benefits Advisor

Tim joined the Berg Benefits' team in September 2020, and is excited to bring his experience from the banking industry to the insurance industry. His attention to customer service is second to none, and has a passion to help clients find peace of mind during troubling, or confusing benefits situations. He has the unique opportunity to help the COBRA clients at the Red Quote office in Gig Harbor. Tim is a self-taught musician, and loves to spend his free time with his wife and three kids. When he's not playing music, he also likes to spend his time studying chess.

Melissa Hirn

Benefits Avisor

Melissa is the newest member of the Berg Benefits, joining in early 2022. She is excited to bring her years of experience and expertise to the team!

Emily Smith

Marketing Specialist

Emily brings over 12 years of creative and marketing experience to Berg Benefits. She joined the team in June 2020, and has a passion to bring both Berg Benefits' and client's needs to life through creative media. New to the insurance industry, her experience as a marketing manager in other industries has given her a fresh perspective on the market, and strives to find unique ways to provide benefits solutions for clients. Emily and her husband Paul enjoy spending their free time with their dog Brutus, traveling, or volunteering at their local church. Her obsession with sci-fi and board games always means she's ready for a good time!

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Berg Benefits has a 99% retention of existing clients, one of the highest rates in the industry. We get to know our clients well so that we can customize their benefit plans and help them navigate the full array of insurance solutions.

  • I appreciate all the work everyone does on our account. I'd be lost without you, or at least be out of compliance!

    Washington Healthcare Provider with 100+ Employees
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    Western Washington Tribal Government
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    Central Washington Employer with 600+ Employees
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